Quran Chapter 2-69 (Pt-1, Stg-1) (L-102) - درس قرآن
Bringing forward a pretext in Orders of Allah (2)
Surah ‘Al-Baqarah (The Cow) – Chapter – 2)
In the name of Allah, the Beneficent, the Merciful
69. They said: Pray for us unto thy Lord that He make clear to us of what colour she is. (Moses) answered: Lo! He saith: Verily she is a yellow cow, bright is her colour, gladdening beholders.
69. Qaalud-‘u lanaa Rabbaka Yubayyil-lanaa maa law-nuhaa. Qaala ‘innaHuu yaquulu ‘in-nahaa baqaratun- saf-raaa-‘u, faaqi-‘ul-lawnuhaa tasurrun-naaziriin.
It was stated in the previous lesson that the Children of Israel began to ask questions about that cow unnecessarily, for which they were commanded to sacrifice. At first they asked about the age of the cow, so they were told that “Verily she is a cow neither with calf nor immature. (She is) between the two conditions”. As though, due to asking questions, they became bound about the age of the cow.
But they did not cease and asked second question: What would be color of the cow? Now Prophet Moses (peace be upon him) told them after asking from Allah Almighty that the color of the cow should be yellow, which should be such fast and clear that those people become happy who look at it and they consider that it is very beautiful cow.
As if, they raised some more difficulty for themselves by asking another question. And it all was result of wickedness of the Children of Israel, due to which they had been making difficult and complicated to a simple order for themselves at their own.
It appears from such questions that those people were utmost clever and idle fellows. They wished to evade in the commandment of Allah Almighty. They did not perceive that what philosophy is hidden in the Commandment of Allah Almighty. That work, which was being considered very difficult for them, had abundant of secret expedience.
Actually they were trying to evade the order. But as they were trying to evade, they were drowning in the more difficult situation. They did not understand that how much expedience and secrets are hidden in His orders.
We should learn from such incidents of the Children of Israel and remember it always that arguing and fault finding against the commandments of Allah Almighty can never be useful. We should abstain from it and obey His all Commandments without wrangling.